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Las Vegas grand jury indicts former police detective and union official

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Posted at 12:30 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 02:11:33-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A grand jury has indicted former Las Vegas police detective Lawrence Rinetti and police union official Michael Ramirez on multiple charges.

Lawrence Rinetti was arrested in October 2019. At the time, he was accused of misconduct by a police officer, selling/transporting or giving away a controlled substance, and destroying/concealing evidence.

The charges stemmed from an investigation that began in June 2019. According to the grand jury indictment, Rinetti stole drugs and jewels while on duty for a confidential informant with whom he was having an affair.

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In addition, he helped his lover, identified as G.D., obtain access to her mother's private information by using his powers as a police detective and then assisted her in stealing from her mother.

Rinnetti is also accused of supplying his lover with drugs and minerals that he obtained unlawfully from a man named Dan Dietzel in August 2019.

Additionally, Rinnetti helped G.D. pass court-ordered urine tests numerous times and recruited Ramirez to also help in December 2018.

Rinetti is also accused of of driving recklessly on Nov. 12, 2018. According to the indictment, Rinetti drove through a red light without justification and either killed or caused substantial bodily harm to a woman.

After the incident, he attempted to commit insurance fraud by telling an insurance company that he was attempting to pull over a reckless driver when he knew that was not true.

Rinetti is facing 40 felony and gross misdemeanor charges.